Detached stone house with manageable sized garden and outbuilding
The property has been renovated by the present owners over the last 16 years but will require finishing. The roof and roof timbers were replaced in 2007, it has been partially re-wired, there has been a new floor in the kitchen with damp proof membrane. The first floor currently has one mezzanine bedroom and a living room or studio which could be used to make another one or two bedrooms. It stands in a quiet rural hamlet. Viewing is highly recommended.
The cottage is situated in the Orne department of Basse Normandie in the north west of France. The area is within the Normandy National Parks region and the village itself is very pretty with a hairdresser, bar, bakery and small shop. The nearest major town with all amenities, including a mainline train station with direct access to Paris is at Flers which is 15 km away. Closer to home is the Medieval town of Domfront (about 5 minutes’ drive) which caters to all every day needs, including doctor’s surgery, pharmacies, schools, shops, bars and restaurants. The renowned Spa town of Bagnoles de l’Orne is about a 20 minute drive from the property with lake, restaurants, and 9-hole Golf Course. The property is 89 km away from the ferry port at Caen Ouistreham, the closest port and just over 4 hours’ drive from Calais.
THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES :
On the ground floor –
Lounge 5.87 x 4.78m Window to front with cupboard under. Window to rear and partly glazed door and side panel to front elevation. Exposed beams. Fireplace with raised hearth and wood-burner (no flue). Exposed stone wall. Electrics.
Bedroom 1 5.83 x 3.05m Window to front elevation.
Kitchen/Dining Room 6.03 x 4.82m Partly glazed door to front elevation. Exposed stone wall and beam. Stairs to first floor. Range of matching base and wall units including display unit. Space for free standing cooker. Sinks with mixer tap. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Space for free standing fridge/freezer. Worktops and tiled splash-backs.
Shower Room 4.13 x 2.57m Vanity unit. Hot water cylinder. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Shower cubicle. Window to east elevation.
On the First Floor –
Mezzanine/Bedroom 2 5.34 x 4.89m Exposed beams. Velux window to front and rear elevations. Exposed stone wall. Sloping ceiling.
Cloakroom Vanity basin. WC.
Living Room/Studio 7.80 x 3.50m Velux window to front and rear elevations. Exposed beams and stone wall.
Small area of lawn to the front of the house. To the rear of the property is an area of lawn with mature shrubs and a rockery.
Middle section of Barn opposite 7.00 x 6.42m used as log store and workshop. Constructed of stone under a tiled roof.
Mains water and electricity are connected. There is a telephone line coming into the house but it is not in use. Drainage is to an all water septic tank. A woodburner provides the heating.
FINANCIAL DETAILS :
Taxes Foncières – Approx. 700€ per annum
Taxe d’habitation – Means tested
Asking price – 76,000€ including Agency fees of 6,000€. In addition the purchaser will pay the Notaire’s fee of 6,800€
Please note : All room sizes are approximate. Suzanne in France has made every effort to ensure that the details and photographs of this property are accurate and in no way misleading. However this information does not form part of a contract and no warranties are given or implied.
SIF – 001552